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2x4 kids Balance Beam

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Project by BCDesign posted 05-17-2015 09:07 PM 1456 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had some 2×4 pieces lying about in my shed and wanted to use them up so I decided to make a balance beam for my 2 boys.Its the first time I tried some joinery and it turned out ok apart from a mistake on the legs. I made dados to hold the legs, feet and top of the bench together,3 were nice and tight but 1 was a bit loose. I filled all the screw holes sanded the beam down and used spirit stain to stain it red. I made a video for my Youtube channel please thumbs up and subscribe!

-- "The secret of getting ahead is getting started" Mark Twain https://www.youtube.com/user/bazza866/videos





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luv2learn

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#1 posted 05-17-2015 09:30 PM

Very nice build Ashe!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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BCDesign

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#2 posted 05-17-2015 09:43 PM

Thank you Lee,it was a fun build!

-- "The secret of getting ahead is getting started" Mark Twain https://www.youtube.com/user/bazza866/videos

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lew

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#3 posted 05-17-2015 10:17 PM

Cool!

Let’s hope there are no broken bones in their future :^)

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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BCDesign

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#4 posted 05-17-2015 11:22 PM

Thanks Lew!i hope so also!

-- "The secret of getting ahead is getting started" Mark Twain https://www.youtube.com/user/bazza866/videos

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whitebeast88

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#5 posted 05-17-2015 11:55 PM

Nice work.I’m sure your 2 boys are gonna love it.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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majuvla

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#6 posted 05-18-2015 06:27 AM

Very nice gymnastic equipment, it will keep kids healthy. I like the way you solved joynery problems.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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BCDesign

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#7 posted 05-18-2015 06:59 AM

Thanks Marty!

-- "The secret of getting ahead is getting started" Mark Twain https://www.youtube.com/user/bazza866/videos

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BCDesign

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#8 posted 05-18-2015 07:01 AM

Thanks Ivan I like to try keep the kids active,also I think playing on things like this helps develop there confidence etc

-- "The secret of getting ahead is getting started" Mark Twain https://www.youtube.com/user/bazza866/videos

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Todd Barrone

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#9 posted 05-19-2015 04:29 AM

That beam looks very well built, like you could park a truck on it. Very cool.

-- "The Cedar King" https://www.facebook.com/BarroneFarm

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BCDesign

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#10 posted 05-19-2015 05:10 PM

Thanks Todd I probably overbuilt it but I am trying to projects that I learn a new technique with and this was a perfect chance for that.It is strong I am 97kg and I jumped up and down on it and it was fine!

-- "The secret of getting ahead is getting started" Mark Twain https://www.youtube.com/user/bazza866/videos

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NormG

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#11 posted 05-22-2015 01:55 AM

Great build, I know it will be used often

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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BCDesign

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#12 posted 05-23-2015 07:00 AM

Thanks Norman!

-- "The secret of getting ahead is getting started" Mark Twain https://www.youtube.com/user/bazza866/videos

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